1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Last Straw.
Abrams/Amulet, $12.95 ISBN 978-0-810-97068-7
Jeff Kinney’s Diary of Wimpy Kid: Last Straw, the third book in the series, continues to lead the book/comics universe in sales by a wide margin. The series has sold more than 16 million copies over the three books and Abrams just announced that the fourth book in the series will be released in October. The new book’s name, cover art and print run will be revealed in the coming months.
2. Naruto, Volume 41.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-528427
3. Naruto, Volume 40.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-528410
4. Naruto, Volume 39.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-521756
5. Naruto, Volume 38.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-521749
6. Fruits Basket, Volume 22.
Tokyopop, $10.99 ISBN 978-1-427-80683-3
7. Vampire Knight, Volume 6.
Viz Media, $8.99 ISBN 978-1-421-52353-9
8. Bleach, Volume 26.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-52384-2
9. Naruto, Volume 36.
Viz Media, $7.95 ISBN 978-1-421-521725
10. Bone: Crown of Horns.
Graphix/Scholastic, $9.99 ISBN 978-0-439-70632-2
Crown of Horns is the final volume in Bone, Jeff Smith’s acclaimed fantasy and adventure saga. Originally self-published in black & white in 1991, Scholastic/Graphix began publishing the series in full-color in 2005 and it has gone on to sell more than 2 1/2 million copies of the new edition. Look for a new Bone videogame to be released in the spring
Take Note—Backlist bestseller: Movie critics may be calling the Watchman film a disappointment because it’s only grossed about $177 million worldwide, but Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen trade paperback graphic novel just keeps going and going. DC Comics has released more than a million copies since the movie trailer goosed the book buying public last summer and sales exploded. But Watchmen, an epic superhero tale that Time magazine listed as one of the 100 best English language novels of the 20th century, has always sold well. But since the films trailer’s release, sales have been super.
Written by acclaimed comics writer Grant Morrison, this hardcover collection of DC Comics’s Batman R.I.P. (#11) spins a complex tale pitting Batman against the Black Glove, a mysterious organization unleashes a series of psychological attacks on the Dark Knight in an attempt to confuse and destroy Gotham’s protector